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Dissection Workshops – Led By Gillian Higgins, Linda Greening and Kirsty Lesniak
Sat 9th December 2017
An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until Mon 11th December 2017
About the Dissection Courses:
These hands-on day courses offer an insight into the anatomy of the horse and provide a rare and invaluable opportunity to look at the structures we influence by training and therapy.
The Spine Dissection Workshop will focus on joint mechanics from the poll to the tail. Gillian will lead a dissection looking at the spinal ligaments and musculature and their effect on movement, performance and posture. Kirsty will lead a dissection focussing on the spinal cord and major nerves. This dissection day is of special interest to all equine therapists, saddlers, coaches and all riders. This is our most popular dissection day course so book early to avoid disappointment.
The Head and Neck Dissection Workshop will look at aspects of the head and poll area including the mouth, teeth, hyoid apparatus. Gillian will lead a dissection focussing on cervical joint and TMJ movement and the musculature of the head, neck, poll and jaw areas including the connections to the tongue. Understanding this anatomy helps to explain about neck positions and outline. Linda will lead an examination of the brain will also examine behaviour patterns and how malfunction can give rise to repetitive stereotypic behaviours such as crib-biting and weaving. It can also explain responses to outside stimuli – of real interest to both therapists and riders.
The Entire Fore and Hind Limb Dissection Workshop will include a focussed look at the entire fore and hind limb. Gillian will lead a dissection focussing on the muscles, tendons and ligaments mainly above the knee and hock. The forelimb dissection will include scapula, the stay apparatus of the forelimb and some of the thoracic sling muscles. The hind limb dissection will include the entire limb from the pelvis enabling an in depth study of the superficial and deep muscles of the hind quarters, the stay apparatus, and the joints in the hind leg including the sacroiliac joint.
Kirsty will lead dissections of limbs below the knee and hock, focussing on the mechanics, loading and injury of the tendons and ligaments of the lower limb and inner structures of the hoof.
|Saturday 9th December 2017||:||The Back|
Sunday 10th December 2017
|:||The Head and Neck|
|Monday 11th December 2017||:||The Limbs|